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Primary Area of Expertise

Forensic Pathology

Expert Witness Profile

Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Forensic Pathology and Anatomic Pathology

Specialty Focus: Cause of death, manner of death and mechanisms of death, wound interpretation, autopsy review, overdose, drugs, elder abuse, nursing home death, road traffic accidents, work accident, toxicology, suicide, homicide, conscious pain and suffering.

Years in Practice: 20+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 50

Additional Information

Award-winning pathologist. Board-certified in both forensic and anatomic pathology. George Washington University Faculty. Former Michigan Faculty. Peer reviewer for the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. National and international speaking experience. Extensive Medical Examiner Experience – has conducted in excess of 9000 cause of death evaluations. More than 400 court appearances as an expert witness. Co-Author of Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death 5th Edition.

Education & Licenses

Forensic Pathology, Drexel; Anatomic Pathology, Temple; MD, Instituto Technologico de Santo Domingo